Emanuel Istrate, Ph. D
Coordinator & Instructor, Arthur Schawlow Stream   
Office Phone: 416-978-1804
Office Location: VC 110
Office Hours and/or Leave Status: Tuesdays, 11-12noon; Wednesdays, 1-2pm.


B.A. Sc. - Engineering Science (University of Toronto)
Ph. D - Electrical Engineering (University of Toronto)

Emanuel Istrate is the Coordinator of theArthur Schawlow stream in Physical Sciences of the Vic One program at VictoriaCollege. He is also the Academic Program Coordinator at the University ofToronto’s Impact Centre.

Emanuel teaches one of the courses in theVic One program – VIC172 – which explores the way science is advanced in oursociety, as well as a popular holography course – IVP210 – where students maketheir own holograms and learn the art and science of this medium.

Emanuel received his Ph.D. in Electrical Engineeringfrom the University of Toronto in 2005, working on optical wave propagation incomplex structures. After a brief post-doctoral fellowship he joined theInstitute for Optical Sciences as the Academic Program Coordinator where he setup a number of courses and training programs for students studying optics atall levels of the University. More recently, he has contributed to the IOS’ andImpact Centre’s entrepreneurship and industry collaboration programs, as wellas the Vic One program at Victoria College. Emanuel is an active senior memberof the IEEE, where he currently serves as the chair of the IEEE TorontoSection.


Selected Publications

E. Istrate and R.J.D. Miller, “A HolographyCourse in Toronto,” Education andTraining in Optics and Photonics, July 2009.

E. Istrate and R.J.D. Miller, “EducationPrograms of the Institute for Optical Sciences at the University of Toronto,” Education and Training in Optics andPhotonics, July 2009.

E. Istrate, S. Hoogland, V. Sukhovatkin, L.Levina, S. Myrskog, P. W. E. Smith and E. H. Sargent, “Carrier recombinationdynamics in lead sulfide colloidal quantum dots,” Journal of Physical Chemistry B, vol. 110, no. 10, pages 2757-2760,2008.

E. Istrate, A. S. Helmy, J. Sipe, M. C. Gohand R. J. D. Miller, “University of Toronto Institute for Optical Sciencescollaborative program in optics,” Educationand Training in Optics and Photonics, June 2007.

E. Istrate and E. H. Sargent, “Photoniccrystal heterostructures and interfaces,” Reviewsof Modern Physics, vol. 78, no. 2, pages 455-481, 2006.

E. Istrate, A. A. Green and E. H. Sargent,“Behaviour of light at photonic crystal interfaces,” Physical Review B, vol.71, no. 195122, pages 195122-1-7, May 2005.

E.Istrate and E. H. Sargent, “Measurement of thephase shift upon reflection from photonic crystals,” Applied Physics Letters, vol. 86, no. 151112,

pages151112-1-3, April 2005.

E.Istrate and E. H. Sargent, “Photonic crystalwaveguide analysis using interface boundary conditions,” IEEE Journal of Quantum Electronics, vol. 41, no. 3,

pages461-467, March 2005.

E. Istrate, A. A. Green and E. H. Sargent,“Efficient, accurate solutions for photonic crystal waveguide modes andcoupling,” Frontiers in Optics/Laser Science Conference, October 2005.